This functionality is experimental and may be changed or removed completely in a future release. Elastic will take a best effort approach to fix any issues, but experimental features are not subject to the support SLA of official GA features.
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Journalbeat is a lightweight shipper for forwarding and centralizing log data from systemd journals. Installed as an agent on your servers, Journalbeat monitors the journal locations that you specify, collects log events, and forwards them to either to Elasticsearch or Logstash.
Journalbeat requires systemd v233 or later. Versions prior to systemd v233 have a defect that prevents Journalbeat from reading rotated journals.